Definition of frailty
1 : the quality or state of being frail the frailty of her health the frailty and disability in the elderly
2 : a fault due to weakness especially of moral character Satire … often employs irony and sarcasm to denounce the frailties and faults of mankind. — Harry Shaw
Examples of frailty in a Sentence
the frailty of her voice
We can no longer be surprised by the frailties of our political leaders.
Recent Examples of frailty from the Web
Brockmann writes about the frailties and foibles of families without passing judgment.
If Osorio can fix the defensive frailties and capitalize more when going forward, El Tri can have a very good World Cup and finally go beyond the Round of 16.
Exploiting Mexico's defensive frailties, Joachim Loew's inexperienced squad was 2-0 up within 10 minutes.
Ridley showcased Latino actors by gifting their characters with integrity, compassion, courage, complexity, grit, determination, flaws and frailty.
Perhaps art that deteriorates almost as soon as its made evokes the emotional frailty we, as viewers, experience in a world of constant obsolescence.
For a very long time now, James has been thought to be indefatigable, the basketball specimen impervious to frailty.
Like the 2011 Steve Coogan movie The Trip, The Dinner is an examination of the frailty of the human spirit structured around the ritual excess of formal dining.
Another essential competence is a focus on issues that other primary-care doctors often neglect - notably falls, incontinence, muscle weakness, frailty, fatigue, cognitive impairment and delirium.
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Synonym Discussion of frailty
FRAILTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of frailty for English Language Learners
: physical weakness : the quality or state of being frail
: weakness of character that causes a person to do things that are morally wrong
FRAILTY Defined for Kids
Definition of frailty for Students
1 : the quality or state of being weak the old man's frailty
2 : a weakness of character human frailty
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